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Land of Sorrow (Gaiden)

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Land of Sorrow

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New units

Alm's Route: Tatiana, Zeke, Mycen
Celica's Route: Nomah, Conrad[Note 1]


Alm's Route: Fernand,[Note 1] Berkut,[Note 1] Shizas,[Note 2] Xaizor, Marla, Nuibaba, Jerome, Zeke, Magnus, Hestia, Rudolf, Mueller
Celica's Route: Garcia, Dolth, Jamil, Jedah

Previous chapter(s)

War of Deliverance

Next chapter(s)

Together to the End

Land of Sorrow (Japanese: 悲しみの大地 Land of Sadness) is the fourth act of Fire Emblem Gaiden and Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.


Main article: Land of Sorrow (Gaiden)/Script

Wyrmstym 401 V.C. arrives, and Alm's pleas to Rudolf to begin negotiations for peace go unanswered. Alm elects to launch a counter-invasion of Rigel, and notes that the cold air feels oddly familiar to him. His first opponent is Berkut, who personally takes command of the border division to repay his humiliation in Zofia. Alm emerges victorious once again, and Berkut swallows his pride and smashes Nuibaba's mirror. An army of Terrors emerge from the ground and begins attacking the Deliverance, disgusting even Berkut and Fernand. Alm successfully dispels the Terrors by praying to Celica's charm. Berkut and Fernand retreat and flee back to the capital, where Berkut rages at his inability to defeat Alm to his beloved fiancée Rinea and hears a mysterious voice beckon to him. Alm detours to Nuibaba's Abode to kill her and rescue the innocent maidens she has abducted, including the priestess Tatiana. Afterwards, he makes his way up Rigel's west coast. Alm also recruits Zeke, an amnesiac general who was being forced to serve the corrupt Jerome by using Tatiana as leverage. Any further attempts to reach Rigel Castle are arrested by a rockslide at the Dragon's Maw.

Meanwhile, Celica begins her march towards Duma Tower. As she sets out, Jedah telepathically contacts her and reveals that both Mila and Duma are suffering from mental degradation that will destroy all of Valentia if left unchecked. He offers to release Mila if Celica offers her soul up to Duma to restore his mind, which would allow Alm to end his military campaign. Troubled by Jedah's offer, Celica and her forces battle the cantor Dolth. After his defeat, Dolth nearly convinces Celica to surrender, only to be killed by the masked knight. He reveals himself to be Celica's presumed-dead older half-brother Conrad, and convinces her to keep living for the sake of her friends. Celica's party confronts Jedah, who bids Celica come to the peak of Duma Tower to give her answer to his offer. Celica and her friends make their way through Duma Tower and meet Jedah, who shows them a vision of Mila's corpse with Falchion plunged into it. He explains that after Rudolf sealed Mila, Mila sealed Falchion, making Duma unstoppable. Jedah warps Celica's party away and removes the rockslide impeding Alm's progress.

Alm begins the final push towards Rigel Castle. At the Last Bastion, he encounters Slayde once more, and the Deliverance finally slays him once and for all. Finally, Alm besieges Rigel Castle and mortally wounds Rudolf. As he dies, Rudolf claims that Alm is his only son and begs him to take Falchion and slay Duma. A distraught and confused Alm enters Rigel Castle and meets Rudolf's captain of the guards, Massena. Massena directs him to Mycen, who explains that Alm is indeed Albein Alm Rudolf, firstborn heir to the Rigelian Empire. Alm was born with the Brand, marking him as the one who would save Valentia, and Rudolf entrusted Mycen with his care in order to protect him from the Duma Faithful and fashioned himself a tyrant for Alm to rise against. Meanwhile, at Duma Tower, Jedah points out that Alm's quest to defeat Duma is doomed without Falchion's power. Celica finally breaks down and agrees to sacrifice her soul to Duma to protect Alm.

Character data

Character data

Gaiden Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Alm's route Celica's route

New Units
Portrait tatiana status fe15.png
Talk to with Alm at Nuibaba's Abode
Portrait zeke status fe15.png
Gold Knight
Talk to with Alm at Rigelian Village after clearing Rigel Plains Battle if Tatiana has been rescued
Portrait mycen status fe15.png
Gold Knight
Talk to with Alm at Rigel Castle (required to progress)
Available Characters
Alm ​Lukas ​Gray ​Tobin ​Kliff ​Faye ​Silque ​Clair ​Clive ​Forsyth ​Python ​Luthier ​Mathilda ​Delthea ​

Map data

There are a total of 18 maps in Act 4 of Gaiden and Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Alm's route

Celica's route

Exploration sections

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  • In the original Gaiden Shizas was the boss of the battle at the Rigel-Zofia border. The remake, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, has Berkut wholly replace his role. Shizas does not appear anywhere in the remake at all, though he does have some unused data suggesting he was possibly planned to appear in the game at some point in development.[1]

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes

Land of Sorrow




Land of Sadness


Tierra de tragedia

Land of tragedy


Les terres de douleur

The land of sorrow


Land des Wehklagens

Land of Lament


Terra di dolore

Land of sorrow


Land van verdriet

Land of sorrow


슬픔의 대지

Earth of sorrow

Simplified Chinese


Land of sorrow

Traditional Chinese


Land of sorrow


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  1. "Oh, he's in the character database, but he doesn't have a model, voice or allegiance. I guess he's not an actual character then ^^;;
    His stats for reference:
    Level 1 Gold Knight
    HP 40
    STR 18
    SKL 7
    SPD 12
    LCK 0
    DEF 13
    RES 6"
    — VincentASM, Data-mined Information (SPOILERS; please read first post),, Published: April 6th 2017, Retrieved: April 7th 2017
← War of Deliverance • Land of Sorrow • Together to the End →
Fire Emblem Gaiden
Playable characters AlmAtlasBoeyCatriaCelicaClairCliveDeenDeltheaEstForsythGennyGrayJesseKamuiKliffLeonLukasLuthierMaeMathildaMycenNomahPallaPythonSaberSilqueSonyaTatianaTobinValbarZeke
Non-playable characters HalcyonIrmaLima IVLipricaMassenaMila
Bosses BarthBlakeDeenDeltheaDesaixDolthDumaGarciaGarthGazelleGharnGriethHestiaJamilJedahJeromeLawsonMagnusMarlaMikhailMuellerNuibabaRudolfShizasSlaydeSonyaTatarrahWolffXaizorZaksonZeke
Personal weapons FalchionRoyal Sword
Acts 1: Zofia's Call • 2: The Pilgrimage • 3: War of Deliverance • 4: Land of Sorrow • 5: Together to the End
Locations ValentiaMila ShrinesNovisRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineLost TreescapeDuma Tower) • Zofia (Ram)
Groups, objects and concepts DeliveranceMonsters
Related topics Manga adaptationName chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon & the Blade of LightAwakeningEchoes: Shadows of Valentia) • Sound Test ModeTimelineUnused contentWorld map
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Playable characters Alm's Party AlmClairCliveDeltheaFayeForsythGrayKliffLukasLuthierMathildaMycenPythonSilqueTatianaTobinZeke
Celica's Party AtlasBoeyCatriaCelicaConradDeenEstFayeGennyJesseKamuiKliffLeonMaeNomahPallaSaberSonyaValbar
DLC EmmaRandalShadeYuzu
Non-playable characters ForneusHalcyonIrmaLima IVLipricaMassenaMilaPeddlers
Bosses ArgentumAurumBarthBerkutBlakeBrigand BossCerberusThe CreationDeenDeltheaDesaixDolthDumaFernandGarthGarciaGazelleGharnGriethHadesHestiaJamilJarth*JedahJeromeLawsonMagnusMarlaMikhailMuellerNaberiusNuibabaRineaRudolfSlaydeSonyaTatarrahWolffXaizorZaksonZeke
Regalia and personal weapons Beloved ZofiaFalchionGradivusMercuriusParthiaRoyal Sword
Acts P: Alm and Celica • 1: Zofia's Call • 2: The Pilgrimage • 3: War of Deliverance • 4: Land of Sorrow • 5: Together to the EndAct 6
Locations ValentiaDuma's OrdealsMila's OrdealsRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineSecret ShrineLost TreescapeDuma TowerDuma Temple) • Zofia (Deliverance HideoutDragon ShrineNovisRamSylvan ShrineTemple of MilaSeabound ShrineThieves' Shrine) • ArchaneaThabes
Groups, objects and concepts Death MasksBook of Valentian RevelationsDeliveranceMila's TurnwheelTerrors
Related topics Ancient LettersName chartDownloadable content • Other games (GaidenShadow Dragon & the Blade of LightAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • SidequestsSound TestTimelineWorld map